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Colin Cookman Archives

A “Downward Spiral” in Afghanistan

National Intelligence Estimate warns of “downward spiral” and other problems in Afghanistan, write Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Jenny Shin.

by Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Jenny Shin | Thursday, October 9, 2008

Alarm Bells in Afghanistan

The forgotten war in Afghanistan has once again leapt back into the news with disturbing reports of rising international casualties and large-scale Taliban offensives in the south.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, July 4, 2008

Afghanistan Needs More Than Money

The upcoming International Conference in Support of Afghanistan represents an opportunity to renew U.S. commitments to the country.

by Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Ben Dear | Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Time to focus on Pakistan

US intelligence officials agree Al Qaeda has found a safe haven in Pakistan, yet US politicians remain preoccupied with Iraq and Iran.

by Colin Cookman | Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another Clear Warning: State Department Report Shows Alarming Trend

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman offer analysis of new State Department report that reiterates Al Qaeda and its affiliates are strengthening and expanding.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, May 2, 2008

We Need a Plan for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman outline six strategic guideposts for addressing the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No Bang for the Buck

Lack of contracting oversight, epitomized by contracts to Efraim Diveroli's AEY, is hurting the mission in Afghanistan, write Lawrence Korb and Colin Cookman.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pakistani Voters Are Not Yet on the Same Page with U.S. Policymakers

Pakistani voters are not on the same page with the U.S. in the war against terrorist networks, warn Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pakistan’s Enduring Challenges: Threats to U.S. Security Remain

Historic elections do not lessen terrorist threats in Pakistan, write Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman.

by Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman | Friday, February 22, 2008

Elections Aren’t Everything: Post-Election Uncertainty in Pakistan Is Assured

Post-election uncertainty is assured, observe Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis, and the Bush administration looks unprepared.

by Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman | Thursday, February 14, 2008